The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is presently investigating an early morning shooting that occurred Friday, August 1, near Rayne.According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, his office received a call at approximately 3:15 a.m. from an individual that reported that a male subject had been shot.  
As of today (Friday), those who punch an official at one of their children’s sporting events will face jail time.  This law, as well as 550 others, officially went into effect at midnight. The new laws and changes to existing laws were passed by the Louisiana Legislature this year. 
The St. Landry Parish man who pleaded guilty to killing two women has been denied a third request for rehearing.

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Early Friday shooting near Rayne

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is presently investigating an early morning shooting that occurred Friday, August 1, near Rayne.

New building drawing rave reviews

Burger Zone owner Sheryl Barltett, forefront, enjoys working in the restaurant’s spacious, new kitchen.

Operations are underway at the tall, bright yellow building on North Parkerson Avenue that has been drawing the eyes of Crowley residents for the past several months. 

Horse Farm presentation heard by Rotarians

From left, Raymond Hébert, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, invited the Rotary Club of Crowley to participate in CFA’s Acadiana Mega Raffle, while program organizer Sandy Melancon and President Mary Zaunbrecher welcomed guest speaker Elizabeth “EB” Brooks to discuss the Horse Farm project in Lafayette.

If only half of the ambitious undertaking of Lafayette Central Park, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Horse Farm, comes to fruition with the project, the city

Residents urged to take precautions

Caroline Kennedy, Gracie Young and Trinity Young munch on snow cones as the heat index in Crowley approached 100 degrees Monday.

It’s no secret that summers in south Louisiana are unforgiving. 

Crowns donated as Crowley pageants near

Ahead of the final month of her reign, Miss Crowley 2013, Allison Hoffpauir, dresses a table full of photos and more memories from her 2013-14 reign. The table, along with others created by Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley, will be on display at City Hall during the month of July. The 2014 Miss Crowley pageants will be held July 26, and the final day to register to compete is Tuesday, July 1. Those interested can register at Crowley City Hall from noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club recently accepted donations of the crowns for the 2014 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley Queens.

Guidry named 2014 Lion of the Year

2014 LION OF THE YEAR honors were presented to Michael Guidry, left, by Daniel Simoneaux, chairman of the selection committee during the installation banquet of the Rayne club Thursday night.

Michael Guidry, the 2014 recipient of the Rayne Lions Club “Lion of the Year” Award was described as a member “who shows up whenever asked” to work on club projects and events, reported Daniel Simo

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RAYNE PINTO FROG SOX - Members of the Rayne Pinto Nationals All-Stars, known as the Frog Sox, returned home this week from Schertz, Texas where they participated in the 2014 South Zone World Series. Team members include, kneeling from left, Parker Faust, Wayland Jude Meche, Kainon Suiter, John David Dupont, Grant Simon, Anthony Martin; second row, Hudson Hollier, Noah Meche, Brantley Habetz, John Ronkartz, Dylan Judice, Caiden Meche; back row, coaches Coy Guidry, Jonathan Habetz, Brian Ronkartz, Randy Judice and Jonathan Hebert.

 

By Lisa Soileaux

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, La. for Ms. Rose T.

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